The Volkswagen Eos is an all-season convertible car with a retractable hardtop, that is designed as a cruiser and that comes with a strong engine, a refined interior and plenty of luxury and technology features. The two-door Eos was introduced in 2007 and it is named for the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn. The 2014 Volkswagen Eos competes with Chrysler 200 and Audi A5.
The four-passenger 2014 Volkswagen Eos is offered in three trim levels: Komfort, Sport and Executive. The Komfort comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, a wind deflector, heated mirrors, foglights, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. An eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth, connectivity and an 8-speaker audio system with a touchscreen interface and a 6-CD canger, are all also standard.
The Eos Sport adds 18-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, a sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler, keyless entry, keyless ignition and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The Executive adds automatic wipers, parking sensors, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-folding outside mirrors, a rearview camera and a premium Dynaudio 10-speaker audio system.
The 2014 Volkswagen Eos is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI engine that produces 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode and front-wheel drive are standard.
All 2014 Volkswagen Eos come standard with ABS, traction control, stability control, pop-up rollover bars and front side airbags that extend upward for head protection. Standard on all Eos models is the Volkswagen’s new CarNet telematics system that includes automatic crash notofication, roadside assistance, remote vehicle access and geo-fencing.
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic is Chevrolet’s entry into the popular subcompact segment. This car is fun to drive and comes with generous amount of features, roomy interior, agile handling and new optional features like rearview camera and lane departure and forward collision warning system. The Chevrolet Sonic competes with Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Beetle, Honda Fit and Nissan Versa.
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic comes with sedan and four-door hatchback body styles and it is offered in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels. A sport-tuned RS model is available for Chevy Sonic hatchback. All models come with seats for five passengers.
The 2014 Chevy Sonic LS comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, automatic headlights, cloth upholstery, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split rear seats, a trip computer, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity and a 4-speaker audio system. The LT adds 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, heated power mirrors, remote ignition, power windows and a 6-speaker sound system.
The LTZ adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, heated front seats, chrome exterior trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen interface and Chevy MyLink system. The RS adds a sport-tuned suspension, sportier exterior trim, sport steering wheel and a more powerful engine. A sunroof is available as option for all models.
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic comes standard with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. A 6-speed automatic transmission is available. A turbocharged 1.4-liter engine is optional for the Chevy Sonic LT and LTZ. This engine produces 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard for thid engine.
The 2014 Chevy Sonic RS comes standard with the turbocharged engine paired with the 6-speed automatic transmission.
Standard safety equipment includes traction control, stability control, ABS, knee airbags for front seats, front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags.
For its 50th year of production, the 2014 Ford Mustang continues to deliver performance, style, substance, technology and driver tools. The first Ford Mustang was unveiled on April 17, 1964 and became one of the great American icons. This muscle car has a strong personality and continues to offer style, thrills and value. The 2014 Mustang offers strong V6 and V8 engines, capables handling and ample performance enhancements. The Mustang competes with the Chevrolet Camaro, Hyundai Genesis coupe and Dodge Challenger.
The 2014 Ford Mustang is available as a coupe or convertible and it is offered in five trim levels: V6, V6 Premium, GT, GT Premium and Shelby GT500. The Mustang Boss 302 is no longer available. The Mustang V6 model comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, xenon headlights, integrated blind-spot mirrors, air conditioning, a tilt-only leather-wrapped steering wheel, a limited-slip rear differential, stainless steel dual exhaust, Bluetooth connectivity and a four-speaker audio system.
The V6 Premium adds leather upholstery, upgraded 17-inch wheels, Ford’s Sync voice activation system, color-adjustable gauges and ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a premium 8-speaker sound system. Options for the V6 Premium include 18-inch wheels, foglamps and various unique exterior styling enhancements.
The Mustang GT adds 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglamps and a rear spoiler. The GT Premium is identical to the V6 Premium with 18-inch alloy wheels and all options. Brembo brakes and a Torsen limited-slip differential are available for GT models. Other options available for all models, include heated mirrors, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and sporty Recaro front seats.
The Mustang Shelby GT500 is a high-performance model that comes standard with 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheels, foglights, xenon headlights, leather upholstery with faux-suede trim, full power accessories, a six-way power driver seat, cruise control, heated front seats and an 8-speaker premium audio system. A navigation system, Recaro sport seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and upgraded springs and stabilizer bars, are all available as options.
The V6 models are powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission is optional.
GT models use a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, with the same transmission selection such as V6 models. The high-performance Mustang Shelby is powered by a 5.8-liter supercharged intercooled V8 engine that produces 662 hp and 631 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission.
The Car Connection says about 2014 Ford Mustang:
The 2014 Ford Mustang delivers some of the best performance-car bang for the buck, all with a level of sophistication that’s surprising given the brash sound and classic looks.
The Audi TT is an unique, stylish and fun-to-drive compact sports luxury car that features an attractive and well-built interior, comfortable and supportive front seats, and more cargo space than many sports cars in the class. This all-wheel-drive sports car has a good fuel economy and also it is more stable and secure compared with other sports cars. The 2014 Audi TT competes with BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK and Nissan 370Z.
The 2014 Audi TT is offered as a four-seat coupe or a two-seat convertible, both of which available in a single trim level. Audi TT comes standard with 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, an adaptive rear spoiler, three-spoke flat-bottom multifunction sport steering wheel with shift paddles, tilt and telescoping manually adjustable steering column, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rear view mirror with digital compass, twelve-way power front seats, cruise control, fog lights, power-adjustable heated exterior side mirrors, dual exhaust outlets, Bluetooth connectivity and a 12-speaker Bose audio system. The TT convertible has a fully powered soft top.
A navigation system, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, an upgraded leather upholstery, a sport suspension and 19-inch wheels, are all available as options.
The 2014 Audi TT is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI engine that produces 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed Audi S tronic dual-clutch automated manual transmission. The all-wheel drive is standard.
Standard safety features of the 2014 Audi TT include antilock disc brakes (ABS), traction control, stability control, hill-hold assist, front side airbags and front knee airbags.
An all-new Audi TT model is expected for 2015 or 2016.
Scion is a brand of vehicles produced by Toyota for the North American market. Scion was founded in 2002 and was first introduced in March 2002 at the New York Auto Show. Marketed as a youth brand, the Scion lineup uses a one-trim and a simplified purchase process.
The 2013 Scion FR-S (Front engine Rear drive Sports coupe) is a sports coupe that was inspired by the legendary Toyota 2000 GT. This affordable Japanesse sports car is all new and is built in collaboration with Subaru, which co-developed (along with Toyota) a flat 4-cylinder horizontally opposed direct-injection boxer engine (same engine as his brother, the Subaru BRZ). The rear-wheel-drive Scion FR-S comes with seats for four and features an excellent steering, high fuel economy, a light and well-balanced chassis, comfortable front seats, a distinctive styling and abundant standard features. The FR-S competes with Mazda MX-5 Miata, Hyundai Genesis coupe and Subaru BRZ.
The 2013 Scion FR-S is available in a single trim level (like all Scion’s models) and comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome-tipped dual exhaust, power windows, keyless entry, power mirrors, air conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, 6-way driver and 4-way front-passenger manually adjustable seats, cloth upholstery, leather-wrapped shift knob, aluminum sport pedals, Bluetooth connectivity and an 8-speaker, 300-watt Pioneer sound system. 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, fog lights, front LED running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, an electroluminescent dashboard and a premium BeSpoke sound system are available as options.
The Scion FR-S is powered by a 2.0-liter horizontally opposed boxer four-cylinder engine that produces 200 hp and 151 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifter and dynamic rev management.
Standard safety features include ABS, brake assist, traction control, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.
The Aol Autos website says about the new Scion FR-S:
The Scion FR-S offers track-day fun at an attainable price. Its traditional rear-wheel-drive layout with double-wishbone independent rear suspension and low center of gravity make for an entertaining driver’s car.